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Harlequin Shrimp (Hymenocera picta) | The Strange Starfish-Eating Shrimp

Harlequin shrimp underwater photo.

As regular readers will know, we love invertebrates over here at FantaSEA, and we’ve already discussed many on the blog. None of them are quite as spectacular-looking or wacky as the topic of this care guide, though: harlequin shrimp of the genus Hymenocera. If you’d like to add a seriously weird shrimp to your tank, … Read more

Camel Shrimp Care & Info | Hump-Backed Aquarium Shrimp

Close-up of a camel shrimp in the wild.

Is your marine aquarium still missing a pop of color? We’ve got just the thing for you: camel shrimp, scientifically known as Rhynchocinetes durbanensis. Hardy, beginner-proof, and suitable for nano tanks, this tropical shrimp is all color and no complications. We love its candy-cane striped pattern! Below, let’s have a look at everything you need … Read more

7 Saltwater Aquarium Shrimp For Your Reef Tank

Peppermint shrimp in a reef aquarium.

When it comes to planning their aquarium, most people think about what fish and corals they’re going to add. But don’t forget to consider smaller creatures as well: invertebrates galore in the marine world, often amazingly colored and useful. We’re personally particularly fond of saltwater aquarium shrimp, many of which are docile and reef-safe. Let’s … Read more

Pederson Cleaner Shrimp Care & Info

Ancylomenes pedersoni or Pederson's cleaner shrimp

Looking for an uncommon invertebrate to add to your reef aquarium? We’ve got just the shrimp for you! The Pederson cleaner shrimp (Ancylomenes pedersoni) isn’t nearly as popular in the aquarium trade as some other shrimp species, but it’s actually a fascinating choice and can make a great addition to peaceful reef set-ups. Keep reading … Read more

Coral Banded Shrimp Care & Info

Coral banded shrimp photographed on Caribbean reef.

If you’re looking for a colorful addition to your saltwater aquarium, the coral banded shrimp might be a good choice for you. Scientifically known as Stenopus hispidus, this one gets its common name from its red-and-white striped body and claws. A colorful and fascinating addition to the aquarium! Keep reading for everything you need to … Read more